The last few months I attended the tarot salons through the Tarot School. Hosted Monday evenings in the home of the Amberstones, the tarot salons provide an intimate tarot learning experience. I wanted to share a brief summary of what I have experienced and invite you to come to a salon.
I get out of work at 5 and class starts 6/6:30 so I rush my tarot butt down into Queens (fighting rush hour traffic lol) right after work. Tarot Salon and RuPaul’s drag race are the only two good things about Mondays. In the tarot salon I am exposed to first hand instruction, conversations and debates with Wald and Ruth Ann (and students) which are impactful. I feel very relaxed and welcomed, like visiting family (family that cares about my opinion/thought lol).
The group size (including the Amberstones) is anywhere between 7 and 10. We all sit around the living room table. Attendance varies, there are regulars to the classes. There are people who are new to tarot and other who have been reading for many years. Last time we added up the years of experience that the group of readers had got over 200 years of collective experience.
I really love attending the tarot salons. It provides a continuous way to stay connected with tarot that is not online based. Most of my (and many readers) interaction with tarot lives on social media. To enter the home of the Amberstones and surround yourself with other readers on a regular basis is wonderful and a great privilege. It keeps me grounded and learning. I have been able to take what I am learning and applying it to practice. I also love browsing the bookshelves! There are so many books, I scanned a few last week using my amazon app and ordered two books I wanted copies of.
Class is conversational with activity at the end. There is a main topic that is discussed and we later break into groups of two to practice what was taught. After class (about 8/8:30) a light dinner is provided and more conversations are held over dinner.
If you are in the Forest Hills, NY area or nearby I highly recommend you stop by and attend a tarot salon. All experience levels are welcomed. Tuition is $20. Tarot and dinner for $20, you cannot beat that deal! Bring a tarot deck with you, the recommended deck is the Universal Waite. Don’t forget to bring something to write notes on. Don’t forget to silence your phone. There is a cat so if you are allergic (like me) take your antihistamine.
For more information, visit http://www.tarotschool.com/Classes.html